Events in UCIS

Tuesday, September 3

4:00 pm Reception
ESC Welcome Reception
Location:
Posvar Patio (Roberto Clemente Drive side)
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
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Please join the European Studies Center as we kick off the 2019-2020 Academic Year with our annual Welcome Reception. Come meet current and new students, staff, and faculty and learn about our upcoming events. Refreshments will be served.

Wednesday, September 4

12:00 pm Lecture
Building Asia: The Environmental History of the Iron and Steel Industry in Post-War East Asia
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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The steel industry has historically held a central place in the development of all modern industrial economies. Supporting the rise of East Asia in the postwar world, the rise of resource import-dependent steel industries in Japan, Korea and China has emerged alongside export-oriented mining industries in Australia, Brazil, Canada, India and South Africa, etc., and steel products exported to the rest of world. These processes formed the global production network of East Asia’s iron and steel industry. This talk will address its global environmental history from four aspects: The development of iron and steel industry in postwar East Asia; East Asia’s iron ore and coal import and the environmental impacts of resource extraction in the producing areas; environmental consequences of iron processing in East Asia; East Asia’s Steel product export and its recycling in the consuming areas.

4:30 pm Information Session
Alumni Workshop: Define Your Brand and Study Abroad Experience
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
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It is one thing to have a great experience on your study abroad program, and a very different thing to know how to present it in a meaningful way to your advisors, classmates and prospective employers. Learn tips and tricks on how to present your experience professionally on your resume and social media platforms. Make study abroad a part of your personal brand.

Thursday, September 5

11:00 am Information Session
Study Abroad Fair - Greensburg
Location:
Chambers Lawn - Pitt Greensburg
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office
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With more than 350 programs in 75 countries, getting started with study abroad can be overwhelming! Stop by the Study Abroad Fair to talk to advisors, faculty, exchange partners, and Pitt-Recognized providers about what programs might make sense for you! It's never too early to get started!

5:30 pm Lecture
What is K-Pop?
Location:
125 Frick Fine Arts Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with AAS Northeast Asia Council of Korean Studies
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K-pop is a dynamic field with many faces: for the South Korean government, it is a prominent tool for the nation to promote its growing influence through soft power; for Asian American youth it provides an occasion to claim their cultural coolness; for industry insiders and consumers, it presents a unique entertainment form where various media formats converge; for business communities, it provides effective marketing opportunities. By taking into consideration these various factors that comprise what we call K-pop, this talk explores its dynamic history, practice, and cultural implications.

Dr. Suk-Young Kim is Professor of Theater and Performance Studies at UCLA where she also directs Center for Performance Studies. She is the author of Illusive Utopia:Theater, Film, and Everyday Performance in North Korea(Michigan, 2010), DMZ Crossing(Columbia, 2014), and most recently,K-pop Live: Fans, Idols, and Multimedia Performance (Stanford, 2018). Her scholarship has been recognized by the James Palais Book Prize from the Association for Asian Studies, the Association for Theater in Higher Education Outstanding Book Award, and ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowship.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Turkish Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center
9:00 pm Student Club Activity
Club Cúla Búla
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Friday, September 6 until Saturday, September 7

8:00 am Symposium
Intersections of Language and Nature
Location:
Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with Office of the Provost, University of Oxford, Creative Multilingualism, 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages, BirdLife International and Nature Language
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In the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages we invite you to join us in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 6th and 7th to explore Intersections of Language and Nature: Conservation, Documentation, and Access.

The two-day symposium brings together scholars from indigenous communities, conservation practice, the arts, and academia to address the parallel threats facing linguistic and biological diversity and explore opportunities for collaboration.

As scholarship on biocultural diversity has demonstrated, interesting correlations have been observed across linguistic and biological diversity. Using ethno-ornithology as a framework, we will investigate the potential for holistic approaches to conservation and scholarship implicit in these observations.

​Integration of local linguistic and cultural knowledge systems with biological conservation practice is key to political and community engagement efforts, particularly within a locally managed conservation framework. Equally, working together across disciplines in recognition of the interrelatedness of people, language, and place may lead to better systems of language documentation and a more nuanced understanding of local knowledge in conservation practice, as well as provide a global stage by which local communities can actively engage in dialogue relevant to their cultures and environments.

1:00 pm Workshop
Critical Methods of European Culture Studies
Location:
Varies, see event description
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center along with Critical European Culture Studies and Herder Institute for Historical Research on East-Central Europe
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The graduate program in Critical European Culture Studies with the support of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, the European Studies Center, and the Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe (Marburg, Germany) will host an international workshop open to University of Pittsburgh faculty and students. The contemporary period has called forth a re-thinking of methods and approaches to the study of Europe's cultures in the present and the past. Participants in this workshop are at the forefront of considering Europe as a term of debate, analyzing it as a discourse, investigating its cultural apparatuses, and exploring its rich and transforming history. Approaching the term Europe critically (even skeptically), this workshop will offer an opportunity to critically engage with established methods of accounting for the peoples, the arts, and the letters of a European multilingual polyphony and a Europe of multi-spatial and contested relations.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Friday, September 6, 501 Cathedral of Learning

12:45-1:00pm Welcome

1:00-2:00pm Session 1: Novel Europe

Presenters: John Lyon (University of Pittsburgh), "Europeanization and Irrepressible Binaries"
Ilinca Iurascu (University of British Columbia), "Turn-of-the-Century Epistolary Novellas and the European Others of the German Periodical Press"

Respondents: Lina Insana (University of Pittsburgh), Sabine von Dirke (University of Pittsburgh)

2:15-3:15pm Session 2: Europe on Exhibition

Presenters: Katrin Sieg (Georgetown University), "Colonial Presence and Cosmopolitan Temporalities at the Museum"
Emi Finkelstein (University of Pittsburgh), "Synchronicity: Contemporary Europe as a Temporal Project"

Respondents: Felix Germain (University of Pittsburgh) and Anke Biendara (University of California, Irvine)

3:30-3:15pm Session 3: Polity, Sovereignty, Empire

Presenters: Mohammed Bamyeh (University of Pittsburgh), "Post-national Culture, Neo-Imperial Politics"
Nancy Condee (University of Pittsburgh), " Eurasian Sovereignty in Postcommunism’s Third Decade (2009–2019)"

Respondents: Katrin Sieg (Georgetown University) and Randall Halle (University of Pittsburgh)

<strong>Saturday, September 7, 602 Cathedral of Learning<strong>

10:00-11:00am Session 4: European Integration History

Presenters: Cristina Blanco Sio Lopez (University of Pittsburgh/ European University Institute), "Oral History Assets and Prospects: The Case of European
Integration History"
Randall Halle (University of Pittsburgh), "European Dis/Union as European Cultural Integration Theory"

Respondents: Salvatore Poier (University of Pittsburgh) and Nancy Condee (University of Pittsburgh)

11:15am-12:30pm Session 5: European Margins and Migrants

Presenters: Heath Cabot (University of Pittsburgh), "Humility, Expertise, and the Politics of Relevance on Europe’s Margins"
Lina Insana (University of Pittsburgh), "Migrant Testimony, Translation, Dialect, and Lampedusa/”Fortress Europe”
Salvatore Poier (University of Pittsburgh), "In-Your-Backyard-Research: Advantages and Challenges"

Respondents: Peter Haslinger (Herder Institute/University of Gießen) and Allyson Delnore (University of Pittsburgh)

1:30-2:30pm Session 6: European Territory

Presenters: Jan Musekamp (University of Pittsburgh), "European Integration and Disintegration before 1914: The Case of the European Railroad Network"
Allyson Delnore (University of Pittsburgh), "Making and Unmaking Europe Overseas: The Case of France and French Guiana"

Respondents: Ilinca Iurascu (University of British Columbia) and Jeanette Jouili (University of Pittsburgh)

2:45-3:45pm Session 7: EUropean Cultural Policy

Presenters: Sabine von Dirke (University of Pittsburgh), "No Culture - No EUrope: The Initiative 'Soul for Europe' and the Politics of Affect"
Anke Biendarra (University of California Irvine), "Reframing German-Language Literature as European Literature"

Respondents: John Lyon (University of Pittsburgh) and Cristina Blanco Sio Lopez (University of Pittsburgh/ European University Institute)

4:00-5:00pm Session 8: Other European Solidarities, Territories, Sovereignities

Presenters: Zsuzsánna Magdó (University of Pittsburgh), "Ferenc Balázs, Transylvanism and Global Utopia, 1923-1937"
Peter Haslinger (Herder Institute/University of Gießen), "Cultural Heritage, National Pasts, and the Symbolic Geography of Europe's Eastern Fringe"

Respondents: Jan Musekamp (University of Pittsburgh) and Mohammed Bamyeh (University of Pittsburgh)

5:00-5:15pm Next Steps

Friday, September 6

9:00 am Information Session
Pre-Law Internship Information Session
Location:
Global Hub Nook, 1st Floor Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Global Hub
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Pre-Law School Internship with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Chat with Global Studies Center Alum, Verna Krishnamurthy, (University of Pittsburgh '12 and University of Pennsylvania Law School '15) about program for students interested in law:

The Project Analyst program is a two-year post-graduation program which allows college graduates interested in different areas of corporate law to work with attorneys on different projects and learn about the inner workings of a large law firm. This is a great opportunity for graduates planning on attending law school in the future. Though many Project Analysts have gone on to attend law school, the program's alumni have also enjoyed careers in areas such as banking, medicine, journalism, and consulting. Learn how to submit a competitive application from insider.

https://www.mintz.com/careers/professional-staff/project-analyst-program

11:00 am Information Session
Study Abroad Fair - Oakland
Location:
William Pitt Union Lawn
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office
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With more than 350 programs in 75 countries, getting started with study abroad can be overwhelming! Stop by the Study Abroad Fair to talk to advisors, faculty, exchange partners, and Pitt-Recognized providers about what programs might make sense for you! It's never too early to get started!

Monday, September 9

4:30 pm Lecture
Celebrating the Relationship between Pittsburgh and Japan through Garden Design
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Japan Council, Office of the Provost Year of Creativity and Japan Iron & Steel Federation and Mitsubishi Endowments
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Prof. Shunsaku Miyagi (University of Tokyo) is one of Japan's most eminent landscape architects. He is also the representative director of the Byodoin Temple, a temple in Kyoto that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and so important in Japan that an image of it is on the back of every 10-yen coin. Trained and educated in the US and Japan, his guiding philosophy is "Life is Design Itself." He will discuss Japanese gardens and connecting Pittsburgh and Japan through landscape design.

Learn more with our flyer: https://www.japanstudies.pitt.edu/sites/default/files/miyagi_flyer.pdf

Tuesday, September 10

4:30 pm Reception
English Language Institute - University Center for International Studies Orientation
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, Global Studies Center and Global Hub along with English Language Institute
6:00 pm Student Club Activity
German Club Meeting
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Pitt German Club

Wednesday, September 11

1:00 pm Information Session
Study Abroad Basics
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
4:00 pm Reception
Global Studies Welcome Reception
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center
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Join the Global Studies Center for our annual welcome reception! Meet current and new students, faculty and staff and learn about GSC initiatives while enjoying conversation and refreshments.

4:00 pm Lecture
How to Hide an Empire: Telling the Story of the Greater United States
Location:
602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Global Studies Center along with The Humanities Center, Department of History, World History Center and The Cultural Studies Program
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Lecture about "How to Hide an Empire: Telling the Story of the Greater United States" by Daniel Immerwahr, Northwestern University, Professor of History

Thursday, September 12

4:00 pm Reception
African Studies Program Welcome Reception
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies
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Join the African Studies Program as we welcome in the new academic year with our annual welcome reception! Meet staff, affiliated faculty and fellow students and discuss the program, events for the year and opportunities for engagement!

4:00 pm Lecture
Producing Power: The History of the Soviet Nuclear Industry
Location:
229 Barco Law Building, Alcoa Room
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office and European Studies Center along with Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies, Department of Communication, Department of History, Cultural Studies Program and World History Center
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The Chernobyl disaster immediately comes to mind when we think of the Soviet nuclear industry. What about the history of Soviet nuclear power in the four decades prior? This live interview with Sonja Schmid will explore the development of the Soviet nuclear industry from the 1950s to Chernobyl to shed light on its institutional, technological, social, and political development.

This event is a part of the REEES Fall Speaker Series "Nuclear Fallout: Science and Society in Eurasia"

4:00 pm Lecture
La Reconquête, histoire et politique linguistiques du Québec
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Department of French and Italian
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Professor Chantal Bouchard from McGill University in Montreal will offer a lecture in French on language use in Quebec today.

4:30 pm Lecture
Crossing the Line: Violence against Jewish Female Students in Interwar Poland and the New Model of Antisemitism
Location:
Cathedral of Learning, Room 501
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center along with Center for Bioethics and Health Law, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program, Department of History, Humanities Center and Carnegie-Mellon University Department of History
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Natalia Aleksiun is Professor of Modern Jewish History at Touro College, Graduate School of Jewish Studies, New York. She studied East European and Jewish history in Poland, where she received her first doctoral degree in history at Warsaw University, with a dissertation that resulted in her first book, “Where to? The Zionist Movement in Poland, 1944-1950.” She received her second doctoral degree in Jewish studies at New York University.

Dr. Aleksiun has been a fellow at the Institute of Contemporary History in Munich, Germany; the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania; a Senior Fellow at the Vienna Wiesenthal Institute for Holocaust Studies, Vienna; a Yad Hanadiv Postdoctoral Fellow in Israel; Pearl Resnick Postdoctoral Fellow, at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, USHMM, Washington D.C., and the Imre Kertesz Kolleg in Jena, Germany.

She has published in Yad Vashem Studies, Polish Review, Dapim, East European Jewish Affairs, Studies in Contemporary Jewry, Polin, and Gal Ed, and other journals. Her second book, “Conscious History: Polish Jewish Historians before the Holocaust” is forthcoming (Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 2019). She co-edited two volumes of Polin, (v. 20, devoted to the memory of the Holocaust, and v. 29, on Jewish historiography in Eastern Europe). Aleksiun is currently working on a book about the cadaver affair at European universities in the 1920s and 1930s and on a project dealing with daily lives of Jews in hiding in Galicia during the Holocaust.

4:30 pm Workshop
Japanese Language Social Hour
Location:
Pitt Global Hub, First Floor Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with English Language Social Hour
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Join us for an evening of language and cultural exchange between Pitt students and International students.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Turkish Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Friday, September 13

11:00 am Information Session
Study Abroad Fair - Bradford
Location:
Commons Hall - Pitt Bradford
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office
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With more than 350 programs in 75 countries, getting started with study abroad can be overwhelming! Stop by the Study Abroad Fair to talk to advisors, faculty, exchange partners, and Pitt-Recognized providers about what programs might make sense for you! It's never too early to get started!

12:00 pm Colloquium
Anatomy of Antisemitism: Jews, Cadavers, and the Politics of Medical Discourse in East Central Europe
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and European Studies Center along with Jewish Studies Program, Center for Bioethics and Health Law, Gender Sexuality & Women's Studies Program, Department of History, Humanities Center and Carnegie Mellon Department of History
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Jewish Studies Work in Progress Series.

Lunch Provided, RSVP by September 9 to jsp@pitt.edu

12:00 pm Seminar
Online Resources for Russian Cinema Scholarship
Location:
Cathedral of Learning, 1219
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Department of Slavic Languages & Literatures
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12:00 pm -1: 30 pm:
Seminar about ProfiCinema and useful resources about Russian Cinema

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm:
Applied session, analysis of films

Aleksei Fedorchenko: Anna’s War by Andrei Rogatchevski
Aleksei German: Dovlatov by Otto Boele
Anton Meregdichev: Going Vertical by Beach Gray
Oleg Trofim: Ice by Olga Mesropova

12:30 pm Cultural Event
Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Global Hub
4:00 pm Reception
REEES Fall Reception
Location:
4130 Posvar
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies

Saturday, September 14

7:30 pm Performance
Gettysburg: An American Story Distilled Through Japanese Noh
Location:
Charity Randall Theater
Announced by:
Asian Studies Center on behalf of Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and National Consortium for Teaching about Asia
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Please join the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures for a poetic exploration of the ill-fated friendship between Confederate General Lewis Armistead and Union General Winfield Hancock. In this unique noh drama, Playwright Elizabeth Dowd and composer David Crandall re-imagine the conflict at the center of American history as a Japanese noh drama. Noh, originating in Japan more than 650 years ago, is one of the oldest continuously evolving stage arts in the world. It combines highly stylized dance, chant, music, mask, and costume with intense inner concentration and physical discipline, resulting in a uniquely powerful theatrical event.

Developed by Theatre Nohgaku with the mission to share noh's beauty and power with English-speaking audiences through the creation of new works that transcend the boundaries of culture and language.

Please visit the Events page of the Department of East Asian Languages, National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) and Japan Studies for more information.

Monday, September 16

2:30 pm Information Session
Pre-Law, Politics, and International Development Abroad
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
2:30 pm Workshop
Pre-Law, Politics, and International Development Abroad
Location:
Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office

Tuesday, September 17

12:00 pm Lecture Series / Brown Bag
Conversations on Europe: Gilets Jaunes in France: Understanding the Yellow Vests Movement
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center and European Union Center of Excellence
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The Yellow Vests Movement in France will be discussed.

4:00 pm Information Session
Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 313
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.

Register Here: http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/content/register-scholarship-inform...

4:30 pm Film
Global 1989 - Art in Smog
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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As part of the Global 1989 series, this film screening and workshop till focus on Asia.

Lydia Chen's documentaries—Inner visions and Art in Smog—explore three artists' careers as they navigate the radical cultural and technological changes in China over the past twenty years. The films take the audience from Beijing's first experimental art exhibit in the late 80s to its growing commercial marketplace in the 21st century and explore the shifting economic and political tides as that era unfolded.

Pitt associate professor Kun Qian will give an introduction and the films will be followed by a Q&A with the director Lydia Chen.

Teaching 1989 Through Art
For educators who are interested, the program will be followed by a curriculum workshop at 7:00 pm highlighting ways of incorporating art and the historical context of 1989 in China into 9-12 grade classrooms.

Wednesday, September 18

1:00 pm Workshop
How to Do Things With Words
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Japan Iron and Steel Federation and Mitsubishi endowments at the University of Pittsburgh
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Student Luncheon with Poet Takako Arai. She will talk about her creative process, background and poetry. Conversations will take place in Japanese and English. Light lunch will be served.

4:00 pm Panel Discussion
Latino Leaders Gathering
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies along with Pitt Global
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Join us for the Latino Leaders Gathering: Building Prosperity Through Partnership

September 18, 2019
4 - 6 p.m.
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
University of Pittsburgh

Speakers include representatives from: Pitt Global, the Center for Latin American Studies, the Hispanic/Latinx Professional Association, and the Latinx Student Association.

Light food an drink will be provided. Free parking at Soldiers and Sailors.

4:00 pm Lecture/Performance
Poetry Reading : Takako Arai
Location:
Humanities Center, 602 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures and Japan Iron & Steel Federation and Mitsubishi Endowments
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Please join us for a poetry reading by Takako Arai at the Humanities Center (Cathedral of Learning Rm 602) on September 18 at 4pm. Ms. Arai will read a selection of her poems in Japanese and with English translation. She is in the U.S. as part of The University of Iowa’s prestigious creative writing residency, the International Writers Program. Arai is known for writing socially engaged poetry. She writes in particular about the lives of working women as they are affected by such forces as globalization, economic decline, and the 2011 triple disaster in northeastern Japan.

Takako Arai was born in 1966 in Kiryu City, Gunma Prefecture to a family engaged in textile manufacturing, a traditional industry in Kiryu.

Where: Cathedral of Learning Rm 602 (Humanities Center), 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 | When: September 18, 4 PM |

Thursday, September 19

10:00 am Workshop
Pittsburgh Youth Global Town Hall: Climate, Gender, and Sustainability
Location:
Posvar Hall, 2nd Floor (Provost Suites), University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
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On the eve of the Pittsburgh Global Town Hall hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, Global Voice, World Workable Trust, and the Heinrich Böll Foundation, the University Center for International Studies will host a workshop and town hall discussion specifically for area middle and high school students. The goal is to focus on the concerns of the next generation of globally-minded citizens, while exploring avenues for climate activism. How do you turn local activism into global reform? What role do the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) play in these discussions? How are gender equality and climate action related?

In activities throughout the day, students will explore models of activism and engagement. A town hall discussion at the end will direct discussions toward next steps, which will then be presented the next day at a live-streamed Global Town Hall on Pitt's campus. Join us and make your voice heard in time for the high-level climate summit in New York City on September 23rd.

Participation in the event is free and open to students and teachers grades 6-12. Pre-registration is required (http://pi.tt/youthglobaltownhall). Participants are encouraged to bring their own brown bag lunch, as only light snacks will be provided.

Schedule:
Youth Town Hall and Workshop (open only to pre-registered students and teachers, grades 6-12)
9:30 am - arrival and check-in
10:00am – Welcome from hosts with introductory messages from Wanjira Mathai, global activist, and Leandra Mira, local youth activist
10:15am – Workshop on Climate Education and Advocacy
12:00pm – working lunch (brownbag) with activities
1:00 pm – Local Town Hall for students (Discussion)
2:45 pm – wrap up

Film Screening (Connelly ballroom) - open to public
3:00 - 5 pm – Screening of documentary about Wangari Mathaai: Taking Root (80 min) - followed by a discussion of the film led by Wanjira Mathai (the daughter of the film's subject).

3:00 pm Film/Panel Discussion
Taking Root Screening and Discussion
Location:
Alumni Hall Auditorium
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies and European Studies Center
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Join us for a screening of "Taking Root: the Vision of Wangari Maathai" followed by a Q&A led by Maathai's daughter, Wanjira Mathai.

This event is free and open to the public.

5:00 pm Reception
CLAS Welcome back reception 2019
Location:
4130 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies
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Save the date!

Meet the Center for Latin American Studies staff, affiliated faculty members, Panoramas interns, CLAS Ambassadors and new certificate students!
This is a chance to learn about all that the Center offers, including funds opportunities available in the upcoming year.

see you all at the CLAS Welcome back reception on Thursday September 19 at 5:00pm.

clas@pitt.edu

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Turkish Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Thursday, September 19 until Friday, September 20

5:30 pm Symposium
GLOBAL TOWN HALL Climate, Gender, and Sustainability: Local to Global
Location:
Alumni Hall, University of Pittsburgh
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center along with Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, Department of Geology and Environmental Science, Department of Political Science, Center for International Legal Education, Office of the Provost, Heinrich-Böll Stiftung, Global Voice and Workable World Trust
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The European Studies Center, the Global Studies Center, and the University Center for International Studies, with the support of the Office of the Provost and the Year of Pitt Global Initiative at the University of Pittsburgh, in partnership with Global Voice and the Workable World Trust, will host the Second Annual Global Town Hall Meeting on UN and Global Governance Reform on Thursday 19 September to Friday 20 September 2019.

The theme for the discussion will be “Climate, Gender, and Sustainable Development: Local to Global”.

In this two-day event, discussions will focus on the need to think synthetically about climate change, gender equity, and sustainable development in reimagining an agenda for global governance reform and reconfiguring citizen activism for social justice.

Schedule:
Thursday, 19 September 2019: Opening Lecture for Global Town Hall - Humanities Center, Cathedral of Learning
5:30 pm –Paulo Magalhães, “Common Home of Humanity: Creating the Legal Environment to Meet Climate and Nature Emergencies”

Friday, 20 September 2019 – Connelly Ballroom, Alumni Hall (The Livestream will begin promptly at 9 a.m.)

8:30 am - check-in - vegan muffins and coffee

9:00am – Welcome
9:30am – Overview: The Road to 2020 – Earl James, Global Voice

10:00am – Expert Panel Plenary: Gender, Climate Change, and Sustainable Development (moderated by Ariel Armony, Vice Provost for Global Affairs, Pitt) - Livestreamed

· Paulo Magalhães, Common Home of Humanity
· anupama jain, City of Pittsburgh Gender Equity Commission
· Katharina Schulze, Green Party Member, State Parliament, Bavaria, Germany
· Raquel Lagunas, Gender Mainstreaming Advisor in the Gender Team in the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, United Nations Development Program

12:00pm – Lunch (free to the first 100 people to register)
1:00 pm - Keynote Address : Wanjira Mathai, wPower and Green Belt Movement (Livestreamed)

2:00pm – Breakout Sessions
· Economics of Sustainability with Paulo Magalhães, Aurora Sharrard (Director of Sustainability, University of Pittsburgh), moderator: Michaël Aklin
· Security with Richard Ponzio (Stimson Center), Grant Ervin (Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh), moderator: Burcu Savun
· Gender and Development with Raquel Lagunas and anupama jain; moderator: Muge Finkel
· Climate Action and Social Justice with Nora Löhle (Program Director, Energy and Environment, Heinrich Böll Foundation) and Katharina Schulze, moderator: Michael Goodhart
3:30pm – Break - coffee and vegan cookies

4:00pm – Global Town Hall and Public Discussion of Next Steps (Connelly Ballroom and via Livestream)

Co-sponsors:
Heinrich-Böll Stiftung
Department of Political Science
Center for International Legal Education
African Studies Program
Department of Geology
GSPIA
Office of the Provost
Gender, Sexuality, and Women Studies Program

Friday, September 20

(All day) Symposium
Religion, Saints & Sex: A Symposium in Honor of Renate Blumenfeld-Kosinski
Location:
501 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Department of Religious Studies, Department of French & Italian Languages and Literatures, Department of English, Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Program and Humanities Center
9:00 am Symposium
GLOBAL TOWN HALL Climate, Gender, and Sustainability: Local to Global LIVESTREAM
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub
9:00 am Cultural Event
Pitt PARK(ing) Day - Tea Tasting
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, Global Hub and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
10:00 am Cultural Event
Pitt PARKing
Location:
Schelnley Drive and Posvar
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Global Hub, Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs, Office of International Services and Global Experiences Office along with Center for Creativity
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The launch for the Year of Creativity. UCIS centers will each have one hour to showcase teas from various world regions.

12:00 pm Information Session
How to Apply for a Passport
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub and Global Experiences Office
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Join the Study Abroad Office and learn how to apply for a passport before traveling abroad.

2:00 pm Cultural Event
Pitt PARK(ing) Day - Tea Tasting
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Director's Office, European Studies Center, Global Hub and Office of International Services
4:00 pm Information Session
Pitt in the Himalayas - Spring 2020
Location:
Anthropology Lounge – 3106 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office
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Come learn about the Pitt in the Himalayas study abroad program. We will cover location information, academics, housing, excursions, finances, application process, etc. and will answer any questions you might have about this fascinating program.

Saturday, September 21

3:00 pm Festival
Ukrainian Film Festival
Location:
Frick Fine Arts, Auditorium 125
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Director's Office along with Ukrainian Community of Western PA
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The Ukrainian Community of Western Pennsylvania (UCOWPA) and the Center for Russian, east European, and Eurasian Studies present the Ukrainian Film Festival.

September 21:
4:00 pm, Donbass
7:00 pm, Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine

September 28:
4:00 pm, The Guide
6:45 pm, Ukrainian Sheriffs

Get tickets at ucowpa.info

For more information, please call 412-480-5488

Monday, September 23

1:00 pm Career Counselling
Samir Lakhani (Emerging Global Leaders Residency) Office Hours
Location:
Pitt Global Hub - Nook B
Sponsored by:
Director's Office and Global Hub
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Drop by the Pitt Global Hub to speak to Samir Lakhani (A&S '14), founder of Eco-Soap Bank, during the Emerging Global Leaders residency. Eco-Soap Bank reduces the amount of waste generated by hotels; provides soap to those in need and teaches them how to use it, reducing the prevalence of diarrhea and child mortality; and employs women in developing nations, who then reinvest their income into their families. Lakhani received a CNN Heroes Award in 2017 for his work.

4:00 pm Panel Discussion
Water Is Life: Forum
Location:
Global Hub, Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, Global Studies Center and Global Experiences Office along with Amizade
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The Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (REEES) and the Study Abroad Office (SAO) in collaboration with the Pittsburgh-based global service-learning organization Amizade propose to bring together community organizers and nonprofit leaders with University of Pittsburgh faculty and students for a public forum themed “Water Is Life." The thematic concentration on water reflects the contemporary significance of the topic, which invites inquiry from a regional and global perspective. Water is at the core of human and environmental existence. It underpins food and energy security, sustainable development, and healthy ecosystems while being the cornerstone for adaptation to climate change. Integral to sanitation, water is critical for reducing disease and enhancing the health, education, and economic resilience of communities. Water is also a human rights and social justice issue. As the global population grows, there is an increasing need to address structural inequalities that empower certain communities at the expense of others and privilege the growing commercial demand on water resources over social inclusion.

To explore regional and global challenges to water equity, the forum will connect University of Pittsburgh faculty and students with Amizade community organizers from Pittsburgh’s Hill District, the Pine Ridge Reservation (South Dakota), and Brazil’s Amazon region along with nonprofit leaders at the World Aral Region Charity that works in Uzbekistan’s Khorezm Region and the EcoSoap Bank, which focuses on improving sanitation and hygiene education in Subsaharan Africa and Southeast Asia. The forum will commence with initial introductions and will be followed by an open discussion structured with the help of pre-circulated questions, concluding with a Q&A with the audience.

John Stoner (Moderator) is the Executive Director for Academic Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh’s Center for International Studies. Previously, he has served as the Director for Undergraduate Studies and Senior Lecturer at the Department of History teaching and researching in his fields of expertise, notably modern South Africa, twentieth century U.S. labor and foreign relations, and transnational history of the Cold War.

Keller Allen is the Assistant Director of the Pine Ridge Agricultural Initiative and is Amizade’s Site Director for the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. Keller is a father, husband, craftsman, massage therapist, yoga instructor, educator, community organizer and indigenous rights advocate with experience founding and managing cooperative businesses. Keller holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics from the College of Charleston and a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Dance/Movement Therapy from Antioch University New England. Keller and his family have lived and worked among their adopted Lakota family on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation since 2012.

James Cross is Council Representative to the Oglala Sioux Government at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota.

John Matthias Brown has been working in community development for the past 35 years. He is the founder of the 25-year old Petersfield Sports & Community Club (PSCC) which he served as President for the first 2 years. Three years later, he co-founded the old Association of Community Based Organizations Ltd (AOCBO), formerly Association of Clubs (AOC), which is the umbrella organization for seven community-based organizations in the parish of Westmoreland, Jamaica. Through Mr. Brown’s commitment, influence and guidance, the AOC won the 2007 and 2012 Michael Manley Award for Community Self Reliance which is one of the most prestigious awards in Jamaica. Mr. Brown also serves in his parish as a Justice of the Peace. He sits as Chairperson, Vice Chairperson and as Community Representative on numerous school boards and organization committees. He takes pleasure in counseling young people to help them boost their self-esteem and ways to work harder towards achieving their goals. As Amizade’s Site Director in Brazil since 2004, he has taken pleasure in guiding young people and has overseen service-learning placements in clean water initiatives, community building projects and youth education programs in Santarém city at the confluence of the Tapajós and Amazon Rivers.

Robert Denovich Willard currently pursues his Bachelor of Arts degree in Slavic Studies and Economics Columbia University. He also serves the President of the World Aral Region Charity, a non-for-profit organization working with communities in Central Asia against the devastating disappearance of the Aral Sea—the fourth largest land-bound body of water in the world, now 10% of its original size. With branches at Columbia University, the University of Pennsylvania alongside those in Albany and Uzbekistan, the World Aral Region Charity aims to represent a new outlet for aid in a region often overlooked by the global community. In partnership with local towns and programs in the Khorezm region of Uzbekistan, the Charity works to address challenges to food security, public health, and economic and environmental sustainability.

Samir Lakhani is a social entrepreneur dedicated to restoring health and dignity to developing countries. Before founding Eco-Soap Bank in 2014, Samir was deeply involved in aquaculture and nutrition projects in northern Cambodian villages. He has also developed solar lighting solution projects in Cambodia, Bangladesh, and Nepal. Through his six years of nonprofit work in the areas of nutrition, water accessibility, and sanitation/hygiene, he has witnessed firsthand how delivering key products like soap transform the health and well-being of impoverished communities. Samir received a CNN Heroes Award for Eco-Soap Bank in 2017 and a Unilever Young Entrepreneurs award in 2018. He also recently gave a TEDx Talk. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA.

Tuesday, September 24

9:00 am Lecture
Immigration and Integration: Identity Politics in Germany
Location:
4217 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center
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Join us for breakfast and a discussion about social cohesion and the fraying of the fabric of society in light of mounting populism and the polarization of politics.

12:30 pm Lecture
Lethal Autonomous Weapons and the Law of War
Location:
Alcoa Room, Barco Law Building
Announced by:
European Studies Center on behalf of Center for International Legal Education
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Elliot Winer is visiting Pitt from Newcastle University Law School in the UK. During his time here, he is teaching international law (specifically the Law of Armed Conflict) to LL.M and JD students. At Newcastle Law School, he teaches and conducts research in the Law of Armed Conflict, with particular emphasis on new military technology. He also delivers a course on WTO Law and acts as the Director of Undergraduate Programmes. Prior to that, Elliot qualified as a solicitor (attorney) with Harper Macleod LLP, where he litigated for the UK and

2:30 pm Lecture
Cuba: The Island’s Public Health System and International Partnerships
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Global Studies Center along with Ford Institute for Human Security
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Join us as we discuss the work that the Pan American Health Organization-World Health Organization (PAHO-WHO) is currently undertaking in Cuba. Topics covered include: the multi-faceted public health challenges the island faces, the organization’s principles of cooperation, and how Pittsburgh-based international partnerships have positively affected the Cuban health system's resilience-building and sustainability measures.

Dr. Duniesky Cintra Cala, who has worked extensively in Cuba’s health system, specializing in Comprehensive and Integrated General Medicine, and Justo Manuel Cardenas Rodriguez, a PAHO-WHO administrator with over 25 years of experience in the field of public health, are the event's invited speakers.

6:00 pm Student Club Activity
German Club Meeting
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Announced by:
Global Hub on behalf of Pitt German Club
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Join the Pitt German Club for an hour of language practice, food, and conversation about different cultural topics!

Wednesday, September 25

9:00 am Career Counselling
Samir Lakhani (Emerging Global Leaders Residency) - Office Hours
Location:
Pitt Global Hub - Nook A
Sponsored by:
Director's Office and Global Hub
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Drop by the Pitt Global Hub to speak to Samir Lakhani (A&S '14), founder of Eco-Soap Bank, during the Emerging Global Leaders residency. Eco-Soap Bank reduces the amount of waste generated by hotels; provides soap to those in need and teaches them how to use it, reducing the prevalence of diarrhea and child mortality; and employs women in developing nations, who then reinvest their income into their families. Lakhani received a CNN Heroes Award in 2017 for his work.

10:00 am Information Session
Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 337
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.

Register Here: http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/content/register-scholarship-inform...

3:00 pm Information Session
Sport as Global Spectacle: 2020 Summer Olympics Study Abroad Program
Location:
Room 3106, Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Global Experiences Office
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Come learn about “Sport as Global Spectacle: 2020 Summer Olympics” study abroad program. We will cover location information, academics, housing, excursions, finances, application process, etc. and will answer any questions you might have about this fascinating program.

4:30 pm Panel Discussion
UCIS International Career Toolkit Series presents:Preparing Competitive Applications for Graduate School
Location:
Posvar Hall Rm 4130
Sponsored by:
Center for African Studies, Asian Studies Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies, Director's Office, European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and Global Studies Center
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Considering graduate school? Preparing your application materials?

Join us as Pitt graduate program experts from the School of Public Health, GSPIA, Economics, History, and Asian Studies share expertise on crafting strong applications. Learn tips on writing effective personal statements, securing letter writers, and submitting desired credentials. Ask individual questions to admissions professionals at the breakout session.

Dr. Kevin Broom, Director of MHA and MHA/MBA Programs, Vice Chair, Associate Professor, Pitt Public Health
Dr. Emily Rook-Koepsel, Asst. Director for Academic Affairs, UCIS Asian Studies Center
Dr.Michel Gobat , Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor of History
Dr. Daniele Coen-Pirani, Director of Graduate Studies, Professor of Economics
TBA Admissions Professional, GSPIA

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to hear from the experts. Click the link below to secure a spot today!

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Thursday, September 26

4:00 pm Cultural Event
Hispanic Discussion Round Tables
Location:
Hillman Library, G-49 Digital Scholarship Commons
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Director's Office along with University Library System (ULS)
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The Hispanic Discussion Roundtables is an event to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month at the University of Pittsburgh (September 15-October 15, 2019). Join the University Library System (ULS) as we host 5 Latino/as from various parts of Latin America to share their culture, their family structure and experiences in small group settings at Hillman Library.

The goal of the Hispanic Discussion Roundtables is to build understanding and challenge stereotypes and prejudices associated with Latino/s through friendly dialogue at the ULS. These open conversations can lead to greater acceptance and inclusion in the community.

Registration is required: https://pitt.libcal.com/event/5694873

5:00 pm Lecture
Asia Pop: The Global Legacy of Asian Power
Location:
144 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Taiwan's popular music has shaped China's music and culture to a surprising degree. The roots of Taiwan's music industry can be found in the 1930s Jazz era in Shanghai. Sixty years later, Taiwan was the hub of Chinese-language pop music industry--a sonic movement that shaped Chinese understandings of music, gender, and individuality in the contemporary age. Today, music videos and mash-ups that are posted to YouTube (and its Chinese counterparts Youku and Tudou) demonstrate cultural proximity between China and Taiwan that reveals both shared cultural understandings and ongoing regional tensions that arise out of their distinctive pasts.

7:00 pm Cultural Event
Turkish Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Less-Commonly-Taught-Languages Center

Friday, September 27

9:00 am Career Counselling
Samir Lakhani (Emerging Global Leaders Residency) - Office Hours
Location:
Pitt Global Hub - Nook A
Sponsored by:
Director's Office and Global Hub
See Details

Drop by the Pitt Global Hub to speak to Samir Lakhani (A&S '14), founder of Eco-Soap Bank, during the Emerging Global Leaders residency. Eco-Soap Bank reduces the amount of waste generated by hotels; provides soap to those in need and teaches them how to use it, reducing the prevalence of diarrhea and child mortality; and employs women in developing nations, who then reinvest their income into their families. Lakhani received a CNN Heroes Award in 2017 for his work.

9:30 am Cultural Event
Global Brew - Latin, Central & South America
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Global Hub along with Hispanic Latino Professional Affinity Group
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Drop by the Pitt Global Hub for a cup of coffee or espresso from Latin, Central and South America in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month! Learn about where your coffee comes from and more information on Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15th-October 15th.

12:00 pm Lecture
Mind the Gap: Southern Exit, Northern Voice, and Changing Loyalties since the Euro Crisis
Location:
4500 Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center, European Union Center of Excellence and European Union Studies Association along with Department of Political Science
3:00 pm Lecture
Hydropolitics in China
Location:
4130 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center
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Drawing on a new book, Subnational Hydropolitics, this talk will explore the role that water has played in Chinese politics, its rapid economic growth, and its struggle to make its development sustainable. It will also discuss new and old tensions between China and its neighbors over shared water resources, and the role that conflict over water might play in China’s rise.

6:00 pm Film
From Hurricane Maria to the Political Summer Storm of 2019
Location:
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Director's Office along with School of Law and Hispanic Heritage Month
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For many years Puerto Ricans have been enduring a humanitarian crisis caused by the coalescing of the destruction caused by hurricane María and the austerity measures imposed by a Financial Oversight Board appointed by Congress. Even before the hurricane struck in 2017 Puerto Rico had the highest poverty rate of any United States jurisdiction. The stagnant economy had meant higher commercial vacancy rates, massive migration to the US, continued social unrest, stagnation of the housing and construction industry, as well as higher unemployment rates. Hurricane María devastated the Island in 2017.

Fri., Sept. 27: Documentary
DisEmPowered: Puerto Rico’s Perfect Storm presented by Cecilio Ortiz García, PhD and Marla
Lopez form the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez and Co-Founders of the National Institute of
Energy and Island Sustainability at the University of Puerto Rico.
Law School - University of Pittsburgh

Saturday, September 28

9:00 am Symposium
From Hurricane Maria to the Political Summer Storm of 2019
Location:
University of Pittsburgh School of Law
Sponsored by:
Center for Latin American Studies and Director's Office along with School of Law and Hispanic Heritage Month
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Fri., Sept. 27: Documentary
DisEmPowered: Puerto Rico’s Perfect Storm presented by Cecilio Ortiz García, PhD and MarlaLopez form the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez and Co-Founders of the National Institute of Energy and Island Sustainability at the University of Puerto Rico. Law School - University of Pittsburgh

Sat., Sept. 28: Symposium
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Keynote speaker: Dra. Yanira Reyes. Inter American University School of Law
Opening Remarks: Prof. Sheila Velez Martinez, University of Pittsburgh
Discussant: Prof. Jules Lobel, University of Pittsburgh
Law School - University of Pittsburgh

Panels include:
2 Years from Hurricane María, Looking Back and Looking Forward
The Critical Mass of Summer 2019
Las artes de la alegria, conversando sobre las culturas de arte y protesta en Puerto Rico (Art and Protest in Puerto Rico)
Round table: A vision for the future

3:00 pm Festival
Ukrainian Film Festival
Location:
Frick Fine Arts, Auditorium 125
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Director's Office along with Ukrainian Community of Western PA
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The Ukrainian Community of Western Pennsylvania (UCOWPA) and the Center for Russian, east European, and Eurasian Studies present the Ukrainian Film Festival.

September 21:
4:00 pm, Donbass
7:00 pm, Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine

September 28:
4:00 pm, The Guide
6:45 pm, Ukrainian Sheriffs

Get tickets at ucowpa.info

For more information, please call 412-480-5488

Sunday, September 29

12:00 pm Cultural Event
Eastern European Festival
Location:
Cathedral of Learning Commons Room
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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The East European Festival is collaborative event jointly planned by REEES and student organizations. Local vendors such as S&D Polish Deli, Jak's Bakery, and Fredo's Deli will be in attendance. In addition, there will be live performances by acts such as, Gypsy Stringz, Balkan Babes, and the Russian Balalaika Orchestra. Come experience and learn more about East European cultures!

1:00 pm Presentation
Austrian Room Scholarship Presentation
Location:
Croghan-Schenley Room
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Austrian Room Welcome to the scholarship winners. Winners will present their experiences and committee will hold a reception and honor Celeste Parendo, who painted the room.

Monday, September 30

9:00 am Information Session
Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Information Session
Location:
Cathedral of Learning 337
Sponsored by:
Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs
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Information Session for graduates and undergraduates about Nationality Rooms Summer Study Abroad Opportunities.

Register Here: http://www.nationalityrooms.pitt.edu/content/register-scholarship-inform...

3:00 pm Workshop
Russian Tutoring & Language Table
Location:
Pitt Global Hub
Sponsored by:
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies and Global Hub
4:15 pm Film
Film Screening: Nostalgia for the Future
Location:
407 Cathedral of Learning
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center along with Architectural Studies Program, Screenshot: Asia, Film and Media Studies Program, Department of English and and Cultural Studies Program
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Join us for a screening of Nostalgia for the Future, a film about Indian modernity, the making of the citizen, and the architecture of the home. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with the director Avijit Mukul Kishore.

Avijit Mukul Kishore is a filmmaker and cinematographer based in Mumbai, India. His films as director include Squeeze Lime in Your Eye (2018), Nostalgia for the Future (2017), To Let the World In (2012 and 2013), Vertical City (2011), and Snapshots from a Family Album (2004).

Refreshments will be served.